Students Using Recall as an Exam Technique

The Power of Recall

For those who have diligently studied, recall is a powerful weapon when answering MCQs. You can use it anytime, anywhere. Concentrate on what you’ve learned and repeat what you can remember. If it comes back to you, chances are its stored in working memory. If it comes back to you, four days from now, congratulations, it’s now in permanent memory.

Want to test your recall? Try something really simple: When preparing for the exam using online practice multiple choice questions, cover the answer options on the screen with a small sheet of paper and just read the stem (the lead-in statement). See if you can recall the main points from course materials and then answer the question before you see the answer options. Take control of your mind and your exam: be proactive through recall.